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dc.contributor.authorWitcher, J.C.
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dc.date.available2018-09-29T00:33:39Z
dc.date.issued1979-03-01
dc.identifier.citationWitcher, J.C., 1979, A preliminary report on the geothermal energy potential of the Safford Basin, Southeast Arizona. Arizona Geological Survey Open File Report, OFR-79-02c, 31 p.
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10150/629527
dc.descriptionHot (>30 degree C) water has been reported from the Safford area for at least seventy years. The most notable hot water occurrence, Indian Hot Springs, is located northwest of Safford near Fort Thomas. Indian Hot Springs, a health resort at the present time, includes several hot springs and an artesian well about 182 meters deep (Knechtel, 1938). Collective discharge of the springs and well is 320 gallons per minute (gpm) and the highest published discharge temperature is recorded at 48.3 degrees C (Knechtel, 1938). Nearly all wells deeper than 244 meters in the Safford area discharge artesian water. The deepest of these wells, the Mary Mack, was drilled in the NW, NE, Sec. 13, T6S, R.24E during 1929 and was completed to a depth of 1148 meters (Knechtel, 1938). The well encountered water flows at 495, 524, 676, 707, 978, and 1079 meters (Knechtel, 1938). In 1933, the well discharged 2500 gpm of 58.9 degrees C sodium chloride water containing 3251 parts per million (ppm) total dissolved solids (TDS) and 4.9 ppm fluorine (Knechtel, 1938). Present status of the well is not known because a field check of the described well location failed to find the well; but the well has probably been plugged and covered. (31 pages)
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dc.relation.ispartofseriesOFR-79-02c
dc.relation.urlhttp://repository.azgs.az.gov/uri_gin/azgs/dlio/752
dc.rightsArizona Geological Survey. All rights reserved.
dc.subjectArizona Geological Survey Open File Reports
dc.subjectGreenlee County
dc.subjectGraham County
dc.subjectSafford Basin
dc.subjectArizona
dc.subjecthydrothermal
dc.subjecthot springs
dc.subjectGeothermal Potential
dc.subjectgeothermal
dc.subjectGeology
dc.subjectIndian Hot Springs
dc.subjectBasin and Range Province
dc.titleA preliminary report on the geothermal energy potential of the Safford Basin, Southeast Arizona
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